• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This accessible book examines critically the writings of Deleuze and Guattari, clarifying the ideas of these two notoriously difficult thinkers without over-simplifying them. Divided into three sections - Knowledge, Power, and Liberation of Desire - the book provides a systematic account of the intellectual context as well as an exhaustive analysis of the key themes informing Deleuze and Guattari's work. It provides the framework for reading the important and influential study Capitalism and Schizophrenia and, with the needs of students in mind, explains the key concepts in Deleuze and Guattari's discussion of philosophy, art and politics. Definitive and incisive, the book will be invaluable in situating the philosop

Introduction: Knowledge, Power, Desire
Introduction: Knowledge, power, desire

Deleuze and Guattari's ‘philosophy of desire’, as expressed in their co-authored works, especially Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus, has often been associated with a spirit of irreverence, indulgence, gaiety, transgression, liberation, and destruction of the past. One was given permission to throw out all the old models, structures, traditions, values, and practices that human thought had struggled for so long to acquire; one was given freedom to play and experiment with thought as far as one's fancy and imagination was able to lead one. The labours of critique and pretensions to privileged insight of the militant social theorist were abandoned at the same time as the values and traditions of the conservative intellectual. Play became the sole agent ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles